The QNI has been named Stoke Place's Charity of the Year 2018
The QNI is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as Charity of the Year by Stoke Place, an exclusive hotel situated in Buckinghamshire.
The hotel will raise funds for the QNI throughout 2018 by adding voluntary contributions to customers’ bills at the hotel’s restaurant, the King and Lamb.
The hotel, part of the Cairn Collection of iconic hotels around the UK, chose the QNI because of their shared royal connections and origins.
In addition, many visitors to Stoke Place and their families will have benefitted from healthcare received in their homes and communities by the Queen’s Nurses working locally in the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire area.
Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of the QNI said, ‘We are delighted to be working in partnership with Stoke Place as their 2018 Charity of the Year. This will provide a unique opportunity to promote the work of Queen’s Nurses and to raise vital funds for nursing in the community, for the benefit of patients, their carers and families.’
The QNI has its origins in nearby Windsor, as it was named in honour of Queen Victoria, who endowed the charity in 1887 and became its first Patron. The first Queen’s Nurses were invited to meet her at Windsor Castle in 1896 and this began a tradition that continues to this day, as Queen’s Nurses visit the Queen’s private garden at Frogmore every year when this opens for the National Garden Scheme.
Stoke Place was built in 1690 by Patrick Lamb, the royal cook to James II and Queen Anne. Stoke Place is only a few miles from Windsor Castle and its gardens, designed by Capability Brown, would in the past have afforded continuous views across the Thames to Windsor. For centuries a private house, it more recently became an iconic and hotel, set in 27 acres of unspoilt parkland overlooking an ornamental lake.